The days go by, the months and the years pass by quickly until we are aged and beginning to feel that way. Children grow up and leave and have their own children and….
We wonder where the dream God had planted in our hearts has gone. We wonder if we heard correctly. We battle doubts and fears and in the end we have not a thing to prove that we belong to Him.
As the prophet said….
Hab 3:17 Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—
Hab 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Hab 3:19 The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.
Life is long and filled with challenges…and we fail many times to overcome. Yet one thing always remains – His Faith.
When we feel the flame is snuffed out completely and the love well dried up…He remains faithful and true. His faith carries us…even if we seem to be far from Him. His faith, not ours, is what matters…especially as we grow older and weaker physically and mentally.
My wife’s dad is starting to repeat stories he only just told us a few minutes previously. He is 83 years of age. His wife died back in 2012 and he has mostly been alone in these last 7 years. He is approaching the end of the long long race of life. His mind is starting to fail him though his body is still able.
Pro_18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, But who can bear a broken spirit?
The Prophets kept their eyes on Jesus-The Salvation of God. But it was not by their own might or power that they did that..it was by MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD. It is God who carries us all, even to the end. When we are strong and seemingly well able–we do not realise it is God carrying us. Only when we begin to be UNABLE to we sense the carrying arms of our ABBA Daddy God.
In our younger days we were filled zeal and energy to run with the dream God put in our hearts…but we found out that the dream, the vision was yet for an appointed time…NOT NOW…But a time far off in the future –perhaps beyond the use by date of our earthly body.
Hab 2:1 I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected.
Hab 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
Hab 2:4 “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.
And here’s the point!!
The Just are all those justified by faith in Jesus Christ. For we have been justified by His sacrifice made for us. The Just –us-are being carried by God and kept for the salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. A Salvation of God for our spirit, soul and body–when the JUST SHALL LIVE!!!
Arise and Shine–up from the grave, dry bones live.
Jesus has transformed you, has inflamed you! Jesus Lives and if that is so–so shall you live.
It is no longer I that live but Jesus Christ that lives in me…and the life I now live in this body that is perishing —I live by and through the very faith of the Son of God….who loved me, and loves me still….and will not allow His holy ones to see corruption.
God is carrying you…and shall raise you up for He has raised you up in spirit already through Jesus in your heart.
In your weakness be made strong!